Alice Pruitt White

Cooleemee, North Carolina


Cooleemee, North Carolina


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Mrs. Alice White departed her earthly body after a gallant fight with cancer, at her daughter's home in Stone Mountain, GA, Saturday, October 10, 2020. The daughter of the late Theodore and Queen (Clement) Ijames, and the granddaughter of Alonzo and Creole (Maxwell) Clement, Alice grew up in Cooleemee, N.C., where she received her early public schooling. She married her first husband, James (Eddie) Pruitt, and moved to Philadelphia, PA. She was a loving wife, homemaker, and a devoted mother to her two young daughters. Alice returned to Cooleemee, NC in the late 1960's and with the assistance and support of her family, she nurtured and raised her young daughters. She began employment with Cannon Mills, in Salisbury, N.C., from which she retired in 2000. Her retirement years were filled with travel, family, and friends. The early part of her life she worshipped at Liberty A.M.E. Zion Church (Cooleemee, NC), where her parents and brother are buried. Later in life, she joined Cedar Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, where her sister is a life-long member. At Cedar Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Alice actively served others through her support of the following organizations: Usher Board, Stewardess Board, Jamaica Worker Representative, and W.H. & O. Missionary Society. Also, Alice was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Omega Chapter 242, located in Cleveland, NC. Mrs. White was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia (Robert) Brooker, grandson Levi Dewayne Pruitt, brothers Bobby Eugene, Jerry, and Jimmy Ijames, and her second husband, Leonard White. Alice leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Dr. Brenda (Gregory) Pruitt-Annisette; her sister Annette (Richard) Cuthbertson; her cousin (who is like a sister) Norma Ruth (James) Cuthbertson; granddaughter Jessica Brooker; grandsons Michael (Donna) Pruitt, Stacy Pruitt, Matthew Pruitt, Jaimeson Pruitt, Gregory (Kristy) Annisette, Jr. and Brandon Annisette. Her nieces include Cynthia (Maurice) Jefferies, Sylvia (Willie) Mitchell, Candy (Ronnie) Clark, Antoinette Ijames, Theresa (Melvin) Brown, Jerrietta Sherril, Laura Cherry, and Rita Cuthbertson-Mack. Her nephews include Richard (Theresa) Cuthbertson, Jr., Jefferey Cuthbertson, Ricky Cuthbertson, and Roy (Tammy) Wilson. Eighteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Arrangements: Graveside service and interment will take place at Cedar Grove A.M.E. Zion Church (2340 Hildebrand Road, Salisbury, NC, 28144), Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Bertha E. Pittman, her pastor, will officiate the service. In lieu of cards and flowers, please consider making donations, in memory of Alice White, to the Usher Board at Cedar Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, P.O. Box 180, Cleveland, NC, 27013. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the White Family. Online condolences may be sent to

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